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Topic: Mac OS X

Apple working to improve Power Nap feature in latest 10.8.2 beta

09/05/2012, 09:09 pm

Apple seeded a new OS X 10.8.2 beta on Wednesday, asking developers to focus on a number of areas including the Power Nap feature introduced with Mountain Lion.

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Apple's OS X passes Windows Vista in worldwide usage

09/03/2012, 08:09 am

Total Web usage of Apple's OS X operating system has exceeded Microsoft's Windows Vista, while for the first time, Windows 7 has topped Windows XP to become the world's largest operating system.

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OS X Mountain Lion passes 10% adoption in one month, on track to outperform Lion

08/30/2012, 07:08 pm

A study from ad network Chitika found that after only one month of availability, Apple's latest OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has garnered over 10 percent of all Mac-based ad impressions after enjoying a high adoption rate that shows no signs of slowing down.

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Parallels 8 launches for existing owners with Retina display, Windows 8 support

08/30/2012, 04:08 am

Parallels on Thursday launched the latest version of its machine virtualization software, Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, for owners of current Parallels customers, offering a slew of performance improvements and new features like support for Apple's Retina display-toting MacBook Pro. New customers will be able to purchase Parallels 8 on Sept. 4.

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Apple continues testing Facebook integration with second beta of OS X 10.8.2

08/29/2012, 06:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday provided developers with the second beta of OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion, less than a week after the first beta became available.

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New Java vulnerability affects Macs, could lead to more malware

08/27/2012, 09:08 pm

Researchers announced on Monday that hackers are taking advantage of a zero-day vulnerability in Oracle's Java 7, with the newly discovered flaw able to exploit any platform, including Apple's OS X.

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First Look: Facebook integration in OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2

08/23/2012, 07:08 pm

Apple on Thursday provided developers with a beta release of OS X 10.8.2, offering a sneak peek into how one of the most talked-about inclusions, system-wide Facebook integration, will work when it launches in a software update later this year..

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Apple seeds first OS X 10.8.2 beta with Facebook integration

08/23/2012, 12:08 pm

On the heels of the public release of OS X 10.8.1, Apple has provided select developers with a beta release of the next update to Mountain Lion, OS X 10.8.2.

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Apple releases Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.1 with iMessage, Migration Assistant fixes

08/23/2012, 11:08 am

Apple on Thursday released OS X 10.8.1, the first security and maintenance update for its Mountain Lion operating system, featuring fixes for iMessage, Migration Assistant, and audio on Thunderbolt displays.

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Apple invites developers to begin testing OS X 10.8.2

08/22/2012, 02:08 pm

Even before OS X 10.8.1 is publicly released, Apple has begun inviting developers to test the following version of OS X Mountain Lion, identified as 10.8.2.

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OS X 10.8.1 beta said to substantially improve battery life

08/21/2012, 11:08 am

Apple's pre-release build of OS X 10.8.1 Mountain Lion has improved MacBook battery life by as much as four hours, according to one developer.

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Apple's Mac OS X 10.8.1 update to address Thunderbolt display noise issue, more

08/10/2012, 06:08 pm

Apple on Friday evening began providing its developers with the first maintenance update to its Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion operating system released just weeks ago.

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OS X Mountain Lion may be degrading battery life, test shows

08/09/2012, 12:08 am

In response to an Apple Support Communities forum thread, a report on Tuesday offers anecdotal evidence that the new OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion may be causing battery life issues for some MacBook users.

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OS X Mountain Lion users reporting laptop battery life issues

08/03/2012, 02:08 pm

A number of MacBook Pro and MacBook Air owners who updated to the recently-released OS X Mountain Lion are complaining of battery performance issues, with some reporting their batteries only last half as long as when OS X 10.7 Lion was installed.

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Apple seeds new OS X 10.7.5 Lion builds, iCloud Control Panel to developers

07/30/2012, 04:07 pm

Apple on Monday seeded new builds of OS X Lion, Lion Server and the Windows-only iCloud Control Panel beta to developers with no known issues.

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Downloads of Apple's OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion top 3 million in 4 days

07/30/2012, 08:07 am

Apple's newly updated Mac operating system, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, has been downloaded more than 3 million times in its first four days, the company announced on Monday.

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Firmware update brings 'Power Nap' to Retina MacBook Pro

07/27/2012, 05:07 pm

Apple on Friday rolled out a firmware update for the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display enabling Mountain Lion's new Power Nap feature two days following the new operating system's release.

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Apple OS X Mountain Lion hits 3.2% penetration in two days

07/27/2012, 04:07 pm

After being on the market for just 48 hours, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is already accounting for 3.2 percent of all Mac web traffic and is on track to become one of the most quickly adopted operating systems in history.

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Blizzard joins Valve in panning Microsoft's Windows 8

07/27/2012, 04:07 pm

An executive at Blizzard, the developer of hit games like "World of Warcraft" and "Diablo III," has joined in to deride Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system.

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Apple updates high quality OS X speech with Voice Update 2.0

07/27/2012, 11:07 am

Tom and Jill are going uphill, version 2.0 that is. The high quality voices, first introduced in OS X Lion as optional downloads, now have updates available through Software Update.

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